Thursday, May 6, 2010
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior running back Nick McKolosky (Johnstown, Pa./Westmont Hilltop) has been named to the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame's 2010 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a 3.2 grade-point average or better. A total of 620 players from 246 schools qualified for membership in the society's fourth year.
McKolosky, a first-team all-conference selection in 2009, was the Presidents' Athletic Conference's (PAC) third-leading rusher with 82.7 yards per game. He rushed for 744 yards on 199 carries including nine touchdowns, while also catching 19 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown. McKolosky, who started and played in all but one game during his four-year career, ranks fifth in school history for career rushing yards (2,891) and sixth for total touchdowns (30).
A biology major with a 3.44 cumulative GPA, McKolosky was also one of 154 semifinalists (34 in NCAA Division III) for the Campbell Trophy and the NFF National Scholar Athlete in 2009. McKolosky also earned recognition on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Football Team for a third consecutive year in 2009.
In addition to a 3.2 GPA, a nominee for the NFF Hampshire Honor Society had to be a starter or significant substitute in his last year of collegiate eligibility. Jon F. Hanson, the chairman and founder of The Hampshire Companies, provided an endowment to launch the NFF Hampshire Honor Society in 2007.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.